Prospect Watch: Josh Bell Hits First Home Run

Josh Bell hits his first professional home run.

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Wilson Has A Complete Turn-Around For First Win

The Indianapolis Indians cut short the Clippers’ 9th-inning rally tonight, to hang on for the win at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio.  Tribe Starter Justin Wilson was a completely different pitcher than he was in his start on Opening Day in Toledo, earning his first win of the season.  Home runs dominated the offense — two for the Indians and five for the Clippers.  All of the Clippers’ runs came on homers, but the...

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Morton Likely to Return to Rotation this Weekend

Right-hander Charlie Morton joined the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday in Los Angeles, the day after making his final rehab start with Triple-A Indianapolis. The 28-year-old allowed one run on six hits over 7.2 innings on Monday. Morton walked one and struck out eight batters while throwing 98 pitches, 63 for strikes. Morton was placed on the 15-day disabled list to start the 2012 season due to offseason left hip surgery. The move was...

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Pirates Sign Rick VandenHurk

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right handed pitcher Rick VandenHurk, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America. VandenHurk recently elected free agency after refusing an outright assignment to Triple-A from the Cleveland Indians. VandenHurk has 181 career innings pitched in the majors. In that time he’s posted a 5.97 ERA, an 8.8 K/9, a 4.7 BB/9, and a 1.6 HR/9 ratio. Most of his time has been spent as a starter. He’s...

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Pirates Notebook: Bucco Bats Need to Step Up

The Pirates have had a tough start to the season, facing some pretty talented starting pitchers. Of the four they’ve faced, three of them have won a Cy Young Award. Despite seeing pitchers duels so far in 2012, the club has managed to win two of the four games. The Pirates’ starting pitching has given quality starts, but the bats need to step up. “They’re gong to have to find a way to score more runs without a shadow...

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